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  • Newly formed group seeks to propose tight marijuana rules

    Newly formed group seeks to propose tight marijuana rules
    A new group organized by supporters of medical marijuana seeks to assure Florida voters that if they approve Amendment 2 in November, laws and regulations can be written to keep Florida from having wide-open marijuana use. Leaders of the new Florida For...
  • Backers of medical marijuana in Florida seek to assuage concerns

    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Backers of a ballot initiative that would legalize wider use of medical marijuana in Florida are working to assuage some voters' concerns before the November election about how the drug would be regulated. A newly formed group...
  • Republican legislative candidates maneuvering in leadership races

     
    It’s the one vote that candidates for the Florida Legislature can cast even before they are elected: Whom to support for the powerful posts of speaker of the House or president of the Senate. And some of the Republican candidates in Central Florida&...
  • The most important legislative races in Florida

     
    With early voting beginning across Florida this weekend, Political Pulse gives you….The Most Important State Races in Florida™. Senate District 34 – The most important Senate race is an obvious call: This battle between two incumbents,...
  • Abruzzo, once a McCarty ally, asks for legislative review of PBC government corruption

     
    Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Wellington, has asked for a state legislative review of Palm Beach County government in the wake of the scandal surrounding Mary McCarty, the third county commissioner to resign facing federal corruption charges. "The serious and...
  • DLP: Crist veto is aimed at scoring points

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Republican legislative leaders are clearly none-too-pleased that Gov. Charlie Crist blocked one of their top priorities Tuesday: an elections bill that would have brought back leadership funds for powerful politicians after a two-...
  • Crist stares down the Senate over PSC nominees

     
    By Keith Laing, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The future of two Florida Public Service Commissioners who have been serving on the panel since Gov. Charlie Crist appointed them last fall appeared in jeopardy Tuesday as a Senate...
  • Lawmakers pulled nearly $1 million from Republican Party of Florida

    Lawmakers pulled nearly $1 million from Republican Party of Florida
    A handful of state Senate Republicans withdrew $294,000 from the Republican Party of Florida last month in the midst of a rushed effort to install a new party chairman and stabilize a revolt among grassroots party leaders. The money was deposited into...